– Pit Bulls are extremely affectionate and loving. Every Pit Bull I’ve ever spent any time with has been a total lover. They want to be with their humans, and they’re happiest when they’re sprawled out on top of you, cuddling on the couch. Their hearts are as big as their heads!
– Pit Bulls are very low maintenance. Their short coats don’t require brushing, and although they do shed, I find it to be almost unnoticeable. They are typically strong, healthy dogs with an average lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
– Pit Bull-type dogs make up the majority of dogs in US shelters, and they’re the most frequently euthanized. Due to irresponsible owners who do not spay and neuter their dogs, there’s a major over-population issue with Pit Bulls, which often causes entire litters to end up dumped in shelters. As a result of media-perpetuated fear and hatred toward the breed, many people are afraid of Pit Bulls, even if they’ve never met one. Some people believe everything they read and hear on the news, and they’d never even consider adopting a Pit Bull. This is especially sad because so much of what is reported is blown out of proportion and sensationalized for the purpose of selling newspapers and raising ratings.